The joint pain started when I was 24. 10 years ago. I remember
... trying to get up from the toilet, and my knees locking. I had to use the counter to hoist myself up. I remember.
... taking Advil and praising myself for a tough weightlifting session the night before. I remember.
.. the pain in my joints spreading to other parts of my body and my wrists, feet, fingers and knees becoming visibly swollen and stiff. I remember
... wearing a brace on my wrist so people I just met would not shake my handI remember
...my boss laughing at me when he saw me limping into work with the brace on my wrist - we never did get along!I remember
... my new puppy whining to go for a walk, but I was not able to put weight on my foot when I stood up.I remember
.... the support I received from my spouse, and the guilt I felt knowing that my anger sometimes masked my appreciationI remember
... taking time off from a new job to see allergist, endocrinologists, rheumatologists and orthopedic doctors. I remember
being very scared....